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    Re: To Split or Not to Split

    I sort of knew in my gut it was getting too late. I will let the girls be until the spring. Thanks for the reply.
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    To Split or Not to Split

    Hello all. I have a super productive hive that is going gangbusters. Am considering splitting it and letting it requeen itself since the current queen is excellent. Want new queen to have same...
  3. Thread: Nuc Question

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    Re: Nuc Question

    Rain stopped. Open hive and almost spilled entire feeder of 1:1 syrup. Dumped the rest of the girls in. Thanks for the advice!
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    Re: Nuc Question

    It started raining out. I was going to run out and dump them in.
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    Re: Nuc Question

    It just started pouring out. Swell.
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    Re: Nuc Question

    That's what I thought. There are a LOT of bees. Can I remove 3-4 frames and dump them into hole? And will the be ok overnight?
  7. Thread: Nuc Question

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    Nuc Question

    Installed four nucs today. All went according to plan except for one. There are still a ton of bees left in the nuc box. I'd say close to 1/3. The bees that went into the hive are foraging and...
  8. Thread: Wax Moth Disaster

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    Wax Moth Disaster

    Well it has been an interesting year. First a bear destroyed some of my hives despite an electric fence, then I got divorced, and now I have wax moths.

    This morning I noticed the 4 hives that...
  9. Thread: Ground Lease

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    Re: Ground Lease

    Thanks for all the replies so far. I agree it's a real pain to draw up paperwork and then deal with the associated issues but the reality is that it's all about CYA these days. However, my friend is...
  10. Thread: Ground Lease

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    Ground Lease

    I need to move my hives from my property to a new location for about a year. Does anyone have a standard ground lease document that I can use as a template? Thanks all!
  11. Thread: Divorce and Bees

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    Divorce and Bees

    Well as my luck would have it I will be moving. Will be moving into a new house around the first of December and need to move my hives. Since I have never done this could use some advice. Had planned...
  12. Thread: Add a Deep or Not

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    Add a Deep or Not

    Have a nuc that I transferred to a deep earlier this year. Frames are about full but flowering plants will be done in this area in a few weeks. Do I throw a deep on there or not? Thanks.
  13. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    Thanks for the clarification Mark. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    Re: Almond Extract

    Dixiebooks: Does using the artificial extract or natural extract make a difference?
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    Re: Almond Extract

    Someone correct me if I am wrong please. JohnnyBeeGood I plan to put the almond extract into a spray bottle and mist the fume board evenly with a few squirts. Will be doing this mid afternoon when...
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    Re: Almond Extract

    Thanks for the comments and input. I will give it a shot this weekend and let you know how it goes. -John
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    Re: Almond Extract

    James, its McCormick brand pure almond extract. Contains water, 32% alcohol and oil of bitter almond.
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    Almond Extract

    Hello all. I know there have been some posts about this in the past but I thought I would take a chance and ask again. Have any of you used almond extract on your fume boards? I understand it may not...
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    Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Gentleman, I agree with your bitter hatred of these vile beasties but alas, my friend has a "live and let live" attitude. That is fine. Works for him. I explained te colony will die off in a few...
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    Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    A friend called and wants an underground nest of yellow jackets moved. Yes, moved, not exterminated. Has anyone attempted this or have any advice? I am the only one with a bee suit. :)
  21. Thread: Chinch Bugs

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    Re: Chinch Bugs

    Mhorowit thanks for a good laugh. Flbee I may try that. It has been super dry here in MA but recent rains may help. Thanks!
  22. Thread: Chinch Bugs

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    Chinch Bugs

    Hello all. I have a serious chinch bug infestation in my lawn. I am located in western MA. Will not use any of the commonly recommended insecticides as most contain imidacloprid or bifenthrin which...
  23. Thread: Digger/Sand Bees

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    Re: Digger/Sand Bees

    38 views and not one reply? I am not feelin' the love :)
  24. Thread: Digger/Sand Bees

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    Digger/Sand Bees

    Got a call from a friend. She was terrified to see hundreds of bees entering/exiting dozens of pencil sized holes in a planting bed next to her house. Based on the pictures I tool and looking online...
  25. Thread: Hive Camera

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    Re: Hive Camera

    Yes it would G Barnett. My daughters would enjoy it and I could also post realtime to website.
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